I love matcha green tea flavored foods.  I'm always choosing the green tea flavored cakes, ice cream, candy, cookies, drinks, etc.  However, it wasn't until recently that I discovered how easily it is to bake with matcha green tea and make my own matcha green tea flavored desserts.

While browsing food pictures, I found this chocolate matcha bundt cake recipe from Bakerella. The recipe looked so simple, I had to try it.  

Chocolate Mixture
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Matcha mixture
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2-3 Tbsp matcha powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Wet ingredients
3 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 eggs, room temperature
1 3/4 cup milk, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grease and flour (or cocoa) a 10 or 12 cup Bundt pan.
  • With a wire whisk, mix the dry ingredients for the chocolate mixture in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In another small bowl, do the same for the matcha mixture.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide the creamed mixture evenly in two separate bowls.
  • Slowly add the chocolate mixture to one half of the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Then, add the matcha mixture to the other half of the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Drop alternating spoonfuls of each mixture into the bundt pan until it's about 3/4 full.
  • For a marbled effect, gently run a knife through the two batters in a swirling motion. (Once or twice will do the trick.)
  • Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

I followed this recipe exactly as written.  The cake came out very pretty, though it was very dense, and hard to get out of the bundt mold.  Usually I don't have a problem, but this time my cake stuck to the mold.

I think it still came out looking pretty though even though part of it stuck in the pan.  If I were to present it, I would have needed some icing or something though.  I love the swirls of dark green with the chocolate.

Taste-wise, the cake was just okay for me.  Very dense and a little dry.  I was also a little chewy, almost like a fudgy brownie.  The green tea flavor definitely was there.  Next time I will try another cake recipe.  I've had a hard time finding a moist cake recipe made from scratch.  But now that I know how easily it is to make things matcha flavored, the possibilities are endless! I plan on making matcha green tea cupcakes, cookies, mochi, etc! I don't know why I never thought to just add some matcha green tea powder to a baking mixture to give it the matcha green tea taste.

   

8 Responses to “Matcha Green tea chocolate swirl cake”

  1. helen — June 3, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I’m a huge fan of matcha too! Do share more of your matcha adventures!

  2. Morta Di Fame — June 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Hey- I too love adding green tea to desserts! This looks outstanding! I made Green Tea Madeline Cookies and posted the recipes on my blog if you are interested. Here is the link: http://mortadifame.blogspot.com/2009/05/green-tea-madelines.html

  3. gaga — June 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Oh, that’s pretty! I love green tea anything!

  4. Kirbie — June 4, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Hi Helen! I definitely will!

  5. Kirbie — June 4, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Your recipe looks great. I’ll have to add it to my list of green tea recipes to try.

  6. Kirbie — June 4, 2009 at 11:51 am

    me too! and I love the color.

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